DERWENT VALLEY, TASMANIA
Offering a choice of two unique boutique cottages situated at different location within 5 minute’s drive from each other in the upper reaches of the Derwent Valley on the edge of Tasmania’s Southwest wilderness area at Tyenna and in very close proximity to Russell Falls and Mt Field National Park, Marriott’s Falls, Maydena Bike Park, Westerway Raspberry Farm, Possum Shed Café and further on to Lake Pedder and Gordon River Dam at Strathgordon.
Tyenna Cottage is a unique contemporary style boutique one bedroom fully self-contained riverfront cottage with quirky rustic features incorporated into a new build located on the banks of the Tyenna River.
A stunning private location with easy river access where you can fish for trout, watch the platypus foraging for food on the riverbed, grab a torch after dark to view the native wildlife feeding around the cottage or simply sit back and relax in this stunning location and listen to the ever-present sound of the water rushing over the river rocks.
Enjoy the wood-fired BBQ and fire pot at the hut which is just a few feet from the river and is abundant with native flora and fauna.
Humboldt Cottage is a fully renovated 1930s cottage which has been lovingly restored while maintaining its cottage feel and incorporating all of the modern facilities to ensure a comfortable stay, surrounded by stunning native rainforest/bushland where the busy world is all but forgotten. The type of privacy and tranquillity on offer here is something quite special. The Humboldt rivulet forms the boundary of this 2-acre idyllic property giving you not only the gentle sounds of the water but also the ever present sounds of the numerous native birds that inhabit this idyllic setting.
Humboldt rivulet is fed from Lake Belcher, high above the Rodway Range, this permanent mountain stream meets the world-renowned Tyenna River around 300 metres downstream from Humboldt Cottage. You can head off walking from the cottage to go fishing in the Tyenna River and it also makes for a great starting point for a walk to the lesser-known Marriott’s Falls.
When your reservation is confirmed and prior to your arrival you will be advised of the code for the key box which is located near the entry door to your preferred cottage, you will need to take this code along with you to be able to gain access to your accommodation as there is no reception on site. Please note our cottages are strictly no pets and no gatherings and no smoking indoors. We supply limited condiments, coffee, teabags, sugar and long life milk. Telstra and Optus phone coverage is available in the area however there is no WIFI available at the cottages.
For self-caterers coming from the west coast, we recommend you purchase supplies from the IGA at Ouse or if coming from Hobart we recommend you stop off at the Woolworths supermarket in New Norfolk on your way through.
Westerway road house (10minutes from the cottages) offers takeaway food and a very limited supply of essential items and there is another takeaway/cafe at Maydena (also 10 minutes away).
The Possum Shed Café at Westerway and Waterfalls café at the visitor information Centre offer breakfast and lunches and great coffee as well.
The National Park hotel are also offering light meals. For evening meals “The Giants Table” in Maydena are open most evenings. It is always a good idea to phone ahead as opening times can vary.